The morning of Saturday, October 23 looked like this:
My parents after the service. The pastor thanked God for their enduring marriage in a special prayer.
|both of them 72 years young!|
My cousin and I got a kick out of this item on the dessert menu
which looked like this cute little thing - it's creamy sweet yogurt with lots of cream and strawberries.
The afternoon brings the coffee hour, always around 3 pm. This restaurant served all the tea and coffee and cream and sugar etc, but we brought our own cakes (my mom and I both have celiac so bringing our own cake was a good thing). This one is a carrot cake (different from the American kind - it is filled with red currant jam and topped with dark chocolate glaze) made by my mother. Decorations are in marzipan...yum.
My sister's mother-in-law made this one. Papaya cream cake as far as I recall. It went fast.
Of course there was more wine later on, too. :) It was good to see everyone in one place, celebrating. One of the gifts my parents received was a gift certificate to ride in a hot air balloon - I may just have to go back there to witness it!!